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Worm Farm Guru series Video 2 Flow Through and Underground

Worm Farm Guru series Video 2 Flow Through and Underground

Gday my friends Marty Ware here from the Martys Garden show with part 2 two of the worm
farm guru series from Australia with Peter Axsia Australian worm farm guru now
in this video we look at two different types of worm farms Peter actually
discusses a larger flow-through worm farm which is very exciting
you know the ins and outs the pros and the cons and things and then he goes and
takes you out into his backyard and shows he sees underground worm farm and
how he sets it up and how beneficial these types of worm farms really are in
your garden look you can self fertilize your garden once these get going and
they are awesome and I highly recommend both of these worm farms so watch the
video check it out enjoy leave any questions comments down below and I’ll
get back to you for sure and I’ll see you at the end of this video to discuss
about the next one that’s coming up Music: Karin speaks: I caught him without breaking his tail. there you go girl. So in the last two videos
we’re talking about the tiered systems the we know cafe and the can of worms
now we’re gonna have a look at the hungry bin this WORM farm is the next
size up in the series it’s a little bit more expensive or a little bit it’s
probably four times the amount of these little ones but the plastics a lot more
durable it’s a bigger unit and there’s are some other features which really
separate it from the other worm farms so this is what you call a flow-through
system we don’t actually have anything running no baskets or it just flows all
the way through you can see that on the conical it actually allows the worms to
move up and they don’t like when the material gets compressed so the idea
behind it is that the won’t keep pushing up eating the food now we’ve got a tray
down the bottom in which we can unclip at the sides and that’s how you can
access your car castings now because it’s a flow-through system the idea is that
by the time the castings reached at the bottom that’s a finished castings it
also allows the water to drain freely through the system and we have a catch
tray which we can collect the worm juice I’ve set mine up a little bit
differently today because I’ve got the three bins
I’ve set up a drainage system so that at the end of it I can catch all my
leachate in a bucket now this bin because it can carry more worms in it is
ideal for anybody that doesn’t want to muck around with the heavy lifting
because essentially there’s bin you just open the lid you throw the food in
and it takes care of itself this bin does have a few issues in
heating up just because of the amount of capacity that it actually has so through
autumn winter and spring no problems in summer I just need to be a little bit
more careful and that might mean leaving the lid up at nighttime or pour in a
little bit of extra water or simply just moving to some of the in-ground worm
farms which we’re going to talk about in the next video all in all I really do
like this one farm for its price and for its usability it’s a really good worm
farm alright so we just talked about the above-ground where farms now we’re going
to talk about the in-ground worm farms these are one of my favorite where farms
because they’re just so simple and because they’re effective to use now
this is essentially just a cone or a bucket you can do just about all sorts
of different things with these in grpund and worm farms these are a purchased
product and the reason why I like them is because they’re heavy grade plastic
they go together really easy and they’ve got a lockable lid so the idea
behind burying this deep in the ground is not only to stop the vermin from
getting in but it’s really to regulate the temperature so I really try and
teach people that these are a really good option during the summer so use
your other worm farms during the winter and build your numbers up so that when
it comes to summer time we can get out and we can get them into the into the
garden where we want them to be there’s lots of holes so that worms can go in
and out the only thing is with this is you really need to keep the water up to
them but that’s alright because you’ll be watering your garden at the same time
and that’s the beauty of these these were designed really on a permaculture
principle of really getting and doing your composting in the place it’s almost
just sit down and forget about it you have a little bit of care and just
remember that they’re there right these are a really really good way to get
worms into your garden now what we’re going to do isn’t quick ly just going to
show you how easy it is really to get one of these going now I’ve just dug a
hole the idea is that we want to have it mostly filled all the way up at least to
the top part so that really just stops the Sun from
getting onto the bare plastic and heating it up so we’re going to just put
some soil around the bottom to make it difficult for any critters to get in and
now one of the other things that I really like to do is build the habitat
around these worm farms so we’ll be feeding these with our food scraps but
we really want the worms to be moving in and out and getting into our garden we
want them laying eggs and we want them to be growing up in this really nice
environment so I’ve got some some saw I’ve got some wood chip compost and I’m
just going to shovel this around right
bits of old gardening grass and you’re gonna remember that because we’re using
compost worms here this still is a worm farm design for compost worms now what’s
going to happen is those worms are going to leave their castings around but it’s
going to encourage the native worms to start moving up through the area because
essentially that’s what they’re feasting on so we just finish off with a bit of
straw bitter old grassy hay will get the hose will give it all good wet down and then later on I’ll come back once
it’s all wet and nice and moist I’ll put the worms in and then we’ll start
feeding it really is as simple as that so I hope you enjoyed that video guys
what we’ve got coming up in the next video is the final video of the series
and that is video 3 where Peter takes you this show another type of worm farm
on his farm which is a dog poo worm farm and these work really good actually as
an underground worm farm as well but there’s a few tips and tricks that Peter
shares with you and I’m sure if you’re into that type of thing and you want to
learn more about worm farms and worms you’re gonna pick up plenty in that next
video that’s coming up uni come on your Peter call Indie his dog

6 comments on “Worm Farm Guru series Video 2 Flow Through and Underground

  1. G'day my friends. I hope you're all enjoying this series? I want to thanks Peter our worm farm guru living on the Mid North Coast NSW Australia for his time and knowledge.
    I had a ton of fun producing this series with my friend.
    Still one more to go yet,,,,,see you then.
    Happy Gardening
    Marty Ware

  2. Yes I am loving the series! Such a huge amount of knowledge! I like how he is pretty detailed about the products 😊

  3. Nice video Marty, it's easy on the eyes and ears with the intro, good content too from Pete the worm guru, and nice clear close-up of you at the end with a pleasing background. Your media studies are paying off!

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